The Open Society Foundations’ work on economic justice includes helping governments to use public resources in support of equitable development, and using direct, private-sector investments to yield positive social impact.
A Looming Debt Crunch Demands New Thinking
Policymakers worried about the post-pandemic global economy need to take a hard look at the impact of credit rating downgrades on indebted countries.
The Time Is Now
It’s Time to Face Up to a Worsening Pandemic Debt Crisis
As governments throughout the world continue to struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers should act now to ensure fiscal burdens don't sabotage future recovery.
There Is An Alternative
The Climate Emergency Demands a New Approach to Investor-State Disputes
The international community needs to adjust its approach to trade and investment agreements until the public interest is truly served.
Economics of Equity
For a Just Recovery, Reform Sovereign Debt
As the global economy continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, civil society groups have a rare chance to push policymakers toward bold reforms to free struggling nations from sovereign debt.
A Just Recovery
How to Ensure a Truly Global Recovery
The Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains how policymakers on the international level can make sure that the post-pandemic recovery doesn't make economic injustice even worse.
A Victory for Workers
Why Uber’s Loss Is a Win for Labor Rights
Thanks to a recent ruling from the United Kingdom’s highest court, Uber will now be recognized as what it has always been—an employer. This marks a significant step forward for workers’ rights in the gig economy.
A Just Recovery
How the U.S. Can Mitigate the Pandemic’s Global Economic Impact
By helping low-income countries with policy challenges relating to sovereign debt, tax dodging, and workers’ rights, the United States can begin to repair its alliances and reputation.
Q&A: Building Labor Power and Recognition for Home-Based Workers
There are approximately 260 million home-based workers in the global economy today. Despite their numbers, however, they are often exploited. Here is how they’re organizing to fight back.